Realities of War Conference: Nov 8, 2009. in San Diego
November 7, 2009
University of California at San Diego Student Groups & Supporters
Realities of War Conference with Congressmember Bob Filner, USMC Veteran Cpl, Rick Reyes, TV/radio host Bree Walker, more. The day's events and workshops will be followed by a sunset vigil "Bring their Buddies Home" along N Torry Pines Rd "We wil provide each participant with a memorial page to wear bearing the name of a US military fatality in war."
Realities of War Conference
Nov 8, 11am - 4pm, at UC San Diego
What do you really know about war?
Join Organizer Jeeni Criscenzo, Congressman Bob Filner, Bree Walker, veterans Rick Reyes & Jake Diliberto, Tracy Harmon, Military Families, and more this Sunday.
Hear from the people who have been there:
Women in the Military
11:30 Keynote Address by Rep. Bob Filner, Chairman of Veterans Affairs
With highlights from Arlington West & Cross My Heart, by Peter Dudar & Sally Marr
Music by Kevin "Mac Mac" McCoy
Stand in silence along N. Torrey Pines Rd. (North and South of Muir College Drive) for a Sunset Vigil to honor those who have died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
We will provide each participant with a memorial page to wear bearing the name of a fallen soldier, or you can bring your own for someone you wish to honor.
See HERO website for full day's schedule.
11:00 - Registration
11:15 - Music by Kevin Mac Mac McCoy
11:20 Introductions; Bree Walker
11:30 Keynote Speaker: Rep. Bob Filner - Chairman, Veterans' Affairs Committee
12:00 PTSD; Jeffrey Matloff, PhD
12:15 - Testimony: Homeless Veterans, Maurice Martin & Karen Kilpatrick
12:40 - Music by Kevin Mac Mac McCoy
1:00 - Lunch
1:45 - Trailer for "Center of the Universe"
1:50 - Testimony: Iraq, Ryan Endicott, Cameron White
2:15 - Testimony: GI Resistors, Tracy Harmon
2:30 Music - Kevin "Mac mac: McCoy
2:40 - Testimony: Women in the Military; Linda Pershing with Carol Burke and Lezlie Lee-French
3:15 - Testimony: Gold Star Families, Fernando Suarez del Solar
3:30 Testimony: Military Families, Tim Kahlor
3:45 - Testimony: Afghanistan, Jake Diliberto, Rick Reyes, Marine Corps Inf.
4:10 - War: What is it good for? - Steve Fahrney
4:30 Walk to N. Torrey Pines Rd. (Sunset 4:52 PM)
4:45 Bring Their Buddies Home Vigil (see www.BringTheirBuddiesHome.com)
Day's events and workshops followed by a sunset vigil "Bring their Buddies Home" along N Torry Pines Rd "We wil provide each participant with a memorial page to wear bearing the name of a US military fatality in war."
Realities of War and Bring Their Buddies Home Vigil hosted by
Human and Earth Rights Organization (HERO) and UCSD Women's Center
UCSD student organizations with support from:
Coalition for Alternatives to Militarism in our Schools (CAMS)
GABRIELA Network San Diego
Guerrero Azteca Peace Project
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Military Families Speak Out (San Diego, Orange & Los Angeles chapters)
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
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